A Celebration of Women in Astronomy (Invitation-Only)

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A Celebration of Women in Astronomy (Invitation-Only)

Please note that entry to this event is through invitation-only.

In conjunction with the National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Science 80th Anniversary and The International Year of Astronomy 2009, Professor Jocelyn Bell has been invited to Singapore and Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary) is proud to host her lecture for invited secondary schools.

The Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary) Science Club (Scitaré) will be organising this lecture. We hope it will provide a platform for students’ active engagement with the issues discussed, as the invited speaker has a keen interest in the issues related to the education of science and astronomy.

The title of this lecture is “A Celebration of Women in Astronomy”.  The speaker will discuss some of the major advances by women in science and also her field of research, Astrophysics.  Some of the questions we hope to address are:

  • What are some of the many unanswered questions in science, specifically Astrophysics, today?
  • What are some of the challenges that young people and, in particular, females see as a deterrent to a life as a scientist?
  • What are some of the challenges faced by the scientist in their research work?
  • Are there specific traits that females bring into the work of a scientist?
  • Why do we need to inspire young minds when science is fun?
  • How can educators inspire young minds?

This topic is relevant to young minds who might be thinking of starting their career in science.  As a nation, we have chosen Scientific Research as one of our key areas of development for the next generation.  We strongly believe that all students attending this lecture will benefit greatly from it. It will also provide an opportunity for students from diverse educational and social backgrounds to share their perspectives.

We are pleased to invite your students and teacher(s) to this upcoming lecture.

Venue: K S Chee Theatre, Raffles Girls' School (Secondary), 20 Anderson Road
Date:     27th February 2009
1330h    Registration
1400h    Lecture + Q & A
1530h    End

Please fill in the application form and fax it to 6235 3731 by 9th February 2009.  Your school will receive an acknowledgement through email by 11th February 2009.

Thank you for your kind attention and we look forward to your favorable reply.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Sarabjit Singh
Teacher in-charge
RGS Science Club (Scitaré)

Please do not hesitate to contact me (sarabjit@rgs.edu.sg / 68387862) for clarifications.

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